NOAA: Earth just experienced one of the warmest years on record

warmest years - 2018 NOAA report

It is now official. After a delay of weeks due to the US government shutdown, NOAA have published the full final details for 2018 on 6th February – “Last year was one of the warmest years ever recorded.” Interestingly enough, that last sentence above is now a familiar turn of phrase and no longer a … Read more

Arctic Report Card: It’s worse than you think

Starting in 2006 an annual Arctic report card has been published by NOAA. The 2018 Report card is now available, and it is not exactly good news. The more appropriate word is perhaps “dire”. The 2018 Report Card Here is a brief summary of it all … Highlights Surface air temperatures in the Arctic continued to … Read more

In 2018 Global Carbon Emissions are still rapidly climbing

After flattening out for a few years between 2014 and 2016 the overall rates of Global carbon emissions in 2018 have once again reverted back to their rapid upwards trend. Translation: if this does not change very soon, then we are well and truly F**ked. Here are the numbers. Where do these numbers come from? … Read more

2018 John Maddox Prize – given for taking a bold scientific stance

You might perhaps have never heard about the John Maddox Prize, and so you could naturally be inclined to think … “The What?”. This however is special. First, let’s very briefly do a bit of background on it. Sense about science is the British charity that funds and promotes the John Maddox Prize in conjunction with the … Read more

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